Little Gipper Spirit Essay Contest

The Little Gipper Spirit “What’s Your Passion?” Essay Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by The Little Gipper Company, LLC. Please carefully review the Essay Contest Rules & Regulations prior to preparing and submitting your entry. All inquiries should be directed to:

Are you entering your essay and any original work of art as a “joint submission” with one or more other authors?


If YES, please type the names of your co-authors below

Please note that each of your co-authors must fill out and submit their own Entry Form so that their parent or parents can give them permission to participate too! Any co-author must also meet the requirements of the Essay Contest Rules & Regulations.

Please attach an electronic copy of it here in Microsoft Word®, PDF, or .TXT format

Please attach any original work of art you would like to include along with your essay below

How did you hear about Little Gipper Spirit and our essay contest?

Affiliation of any kind with the University of Notre Dame is not a criteria for entering the “What’s Your Passion?” essay contest. The following questions are optional and asked only because The Little Gipper’s book project was inspired by Notre Dame. If you wish to share why ND is special to you, we welcome your story.

Do you have any family members or friends that attended the University of Notre Dame (optional)


Why is the University of Notre Dame special to you? Do you have a special memory about visiting the University? Please feel free to share if you like! (optional)

Finally, this last part is for your parent or guardian to complete before you can submit your essay and any original work of art to us!

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Your child would like to enter our “What’s Your Passion?” Essay Contest and we are thrilled to have your child participate! We will only collect the above information about your child and use it for purposes directly related to the Essay Contest. We would like your consent that you allow your child to enter the Contest. The Little Gipper Spirit Contest Rules & Regulations can be reviewed by clicking here.

If after submitting this Entry Form you or your child do not wish to participate or otherwise want for us to discard any of the information submitted to us by your child, please contact us at

By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have read The Little Gipper Spirit Contest Rules & Regulations (“Rules”), that I understand the Rules, and hereby authorize my child to enter the Contest.


The Little Gipper Spirit team will reply to your submission within 7-10 working days to confirm receipt of entry. If you have not heard from us after that time, you may email Entries will be collected through February 15, 2014 and winners will be notified in the spring of 2014.